J.H.R. Washington letter

J.H.R. Washington letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Washington, J. H. R.
Title: J.H.R. Washington letter
Dates: 1854
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of an eight page letter from J.H.R. Washington, Macon, Georgia, to George Thompson, West Tennessee relating events surrounding the death of Thompson's brother, Dr. Charles Thompson. The letter is dated July 25, 1854.
Coll. Number: ms2317

Biographical/Historical Note

As a promise to the late Charles Thompson, J.H.R. Washington wrote George Thompson, his brother detailing how Charles had recently succumbed to illness. Acccording to J.H.R. Washington, Charles had wanted "to die with dignity, and die like a man." He spoke of religion and was visited by clergy in his deathbed. His second daughter died a few days before he himself passed. After his death, Charles' body was autopsied and then buried.

Index Terms

Thompson, Charles -- Death and burial
Thompson, George -- Correspondence
Washington, J. H. R. -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. H. R. Washington letter. MS 2317. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Death notice letter, 1854